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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Photos of the Day: Oct. 20, 2013

Bangladeshi Buddhists celebrate their annual boat festival during Probarona Purnima on Oct. 20, 2013 in Ramu, Bangladesh. The Probarona Purnima festival celebrates the conclusion of the three-month long seclusion of the monks inside their monasteries for self-edification. Last year, on Sept. 29, 2012 a Muslim mob attacked and destroyed temples and homes of Buddhists after an anonymous person posted a photograph of a desecrated Quran on a local Buddhist boy's Facebook wall. The community did not participate in Probarona Purnima last year in protest of the attacks.